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Van's RV-7. Specifications. A photo.
Van's RV-7. Specifications. A photo.

Van's RV-7. Specifications. A photo.


Van's RV-7 - single-engined aircraft double American-made manufactured with 2001, the aircraft manufacturer «Van's Aircraft».


Van's RV-7 photo


Development of Van's RV-7 of the aircraft was carried out by US aircraft manufacturers on the basis of two previous light aircraft models - Van's RV-3 and Van's RV-4, which have become quite popular, which in turn allows a high degree of certainty say that the new model It will also be very popular among potential consumers. Moreover, the use of previously-established base of the base, reduces the development time and thereby reduce the cost of manufacture of the aircraft, which was also not less important factor for the popularity of the aircraft of this model.

The first work on the design of the aircraft model, Van's RV-7 began in 1999 year, and two years later the aircraft was successfully carried out its first flight, after which he was sent into production, where, thanks to the immense popularity, continues to be and 2016 year .


A photoVan's RV-7


Manufacturing aircraft models Van's RV-7 carried out solely as a kit for self-assembly, which minimizes the cost of the aircraft. However, for the complete assembly of the aircraft takes about 1500 hours of free time, however, in the mid-2000's, aircraft manufacturers have also begun to issue and express kits for self-assembly, which reduces production time to 600-680 hours.

According to official data for the first quarter of the year 2016, in a very period of production, the ongoing already 15 years 1420 more sets of the aircraft were built.

The cabin Van's RV-7 aircraft can accommodate up to two people, which does not allow to use the aircraft in the commercial aviation sector, however, the presence of paired control, allows the aircraft to operate as educational and training tools that are also very widely used. Because of the design features of the model of Van's RV-7, the carriage on board the aircraft of any goods is not possible.


AircraftVan's RV-7


The power plant of the aircraft Van's RV-7 consists of a piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming O-320, the ability to develop traction in 160 hp, however, inter alia, in the aircraft provided the opportunity to use and more powerful aircraft engine Lycoming O-360 with traction in 200 hp When using the standard powerplant, Van's RV-7 aircraft can accelerate to speeds in 365 km \ h., While the figure is cruising 320 km \ h. The maximum is the distance over which the aircraft is Van's RV-7 able to perform air travel is 1240 kilometers, which is more than acceptable.


Specifications Van's RV-7.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,26 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,7 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,79 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 504 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Payload: 311 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 815 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Cruising speed: 320 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight speed: 368 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1240 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6900 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320 (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 160 hp (Depending on configuration).



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